The ABC talk show "The View" is filmed live in New York at ABC Studios on the Upper West Side. Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie conceived the concept for "The View," which premiered in 1997.
Over 4,000 episodes of "The View" have aired on ABC, helping it become the fourth-longest-running national daytime talk show in history as of 2015. The show has seen many hosts and co-hosts during its run time. The original panel consisted of Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos. Since then, such notable celebrities as Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Raven-Symoné have hosted, co-hosted or guest hosted.